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Michael Prykhodzka
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Inaccurate probe behavior
« on: July 20, 2004, 05:27:47 pm »

Slylando mentions in conversation that probe uses missiles in combat and lightings for raw material decomposition. However it uses lighting always, even if you choose attack instead of converse.
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Re: Inaccurate probe behavior
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2004, 06:15:38 pm »

I brought thus exact question uq a while ago, here is the question and answers along with a little bit of pillowfights......

http://uqm.stack.nl/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl?board=Gendiscuss;action=display;num=1073927434;start=0#0
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Re: Inaccurate probe behavior
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2004, 07:46:42 pm »

I believe this is a case where TFB 'Clucked up'.

I myself have never actually gone straight into fight, i always converse with the enemy first.
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Re: Inaccurate probe behavior
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2004, 08:33:06 pm »

It is because of the properties in it's programming.

Reproduction is set to 999.

When you attack it, it will defend with missiles, but as Reproduction has a priority of 999 which overrides defending, it will try to mine your ship...

Not a hole in the plot.... Wink
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2004, 09:35:03 pm »

Yes it is explained and it makes sense. In fact it is one of the clues to unraveling the mistery of the probes malfunction.
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Re: Inaccurate probe behavior
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2004, 02:08:56 am »

If this doesn't sum it up, then you'll have to talk to the slylandro yourself.  Smiley

Probe: WE COME IN PEACE.
Zelnick: Die!!!!!! *pow pow*
Probe: UNDER HOSTILE FIRE. NEW BEHAVIOR DICTATED. ENABLING DEFENSIVE PROCEDURES.
PRIORITY OVER-RIDE. NEW BEHAVIOR DICTATED. MUST BREAK TARGET INTO COMPONENT MATERIALS.
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Re: Inaccurate probe behavior
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2004, 02:34:40 am »

I guess that makes sense...but i would've thought the 'hardcoded' set by the Melnorme on Defence would override everything.
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Re: Inaccurate probe behavior
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2004, 03:14:21 am »

Not when you make a setting "999".  Wink
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Re: Inaccurate probe behavior
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2004, 09:04:02 pm »

The advisory for this bug is posted here

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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2004, 10:10:26 pm »

I like that!  Grin
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Re: Inaccurate probe behavior
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2004, 01:55:57 am »

Good, the Melnorme kick ass =p
The Druuge would've had a 20 page contract to absolve them of ANYTHING =p

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